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Monday Afternoon, October 27,1862.
Aside from the dirty responsibility which the
Patriot seeks to escape, in being a party to the
disfranchisement of the soldier, by approving
the decision of the Supreme Court, it seems to
take especial pleasure in misinterpreting even
that decision. In our humble judgment, and
in the judgment of a great many humble
men, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is
not the arbiter of the qualifications of a mem.
her of the Legislature or of Congress. Both
these bodies decide the question involving this
qualification for themselves. The Supreme
Court of the State has no power in reversing or
approving suctra deciei• n ; so that if Governor
Curtin decides to issue a certificate to a candi
date for Congress, who claims and proves his
election on the vote he may have received from
citizens of Pennsylvania absent from the State
serving in the army, we believe that Congress
would admit such a man to a seat in its lower
house. We believe that the House of Repre
sentatives would decide to admit any man to a
seat, who had secured his election by the vote
of the soldier, and we believe also that the
Democrat who would go to Washington and
contest a seat thus claimed, would be carried
beyoed the limits of the metropolis on the bayo
nets of the soldiers whom such a contested elec
tion would insult.
This entire business of the disfranchisement
of the soldier, with all its attendant insults and
political outraces, belongs to the Democratic
party. The leaders of that party must assume
its responsibility. The issue was made by them
for the basset of political purposes ; and when
the thy comes which will welcome the soldier
back to his home and his rights, he will insist
on satisfaction from those who thrill sought his
degradation when, as they thought, he was in
a position where he could neither demand or
'assert the exercise of his rights.
We clip the following paragraph from the
Washington Republic of to-day :
A Vicumous PROSEOUTION or THE WAR.—If we
can credit the indications around us, and the
statements we hear in well informed circles the
winter will not set in before there are active
naval and military operations, promieing any
thing but gratification to the rebels in arms.
Plane are already fully matured which are
comprehensive in their scope, and which can
not, it seems to us, fail of complete success if
carried out as they have been devised.
Unless all indications are meaningless and all
plans fail in execution, moat thorough and com
plete victories over the rebels, may be looked
for ere long.
It is certain now that a most vigorous pros
ecution of the war is fully determined upon,
and ail that human sagacity may be able to
devise and human skill execute, will be seen in
the further prosecution of this war for the res
toration of he Union.
Tus Noernens THAMES are earnestly organi
zing to attack the government in the rear,
while their southern friends openly operate in
the front. Jeff. Davis perfectly understands this,
and southern papers cannot conceal their joy
over the fact that the Democratic party is to
come to their aid. Avery opposition Congressman
elected is regarded by the rebels as a gain to their
cause. It is boasted in the southern journals,
already, that Frank Hughes will probably be
elected to the United States Senate from Penn
sylvania, Vallandigham from Ohio, and Wright
of Indiana, to the same body. It is claimed,
whenever a Democrat is elected to Congress, he
will favor a peace which will be based on the
recognition of the southern confederacy. Added
to this claim, the boast is publicly made, that
with peace will come more than the mere re
cognition of the confederacy. The division' of
the territories, so as to give the south all that
is claimed of the public domain. The obstruct
ed navigation of the Mississippi river, so as to
afford a revenue at its month to the southern
confederacy. The unlimited right of the south
to carry their slaves through any of the free
states, and to engage with them in the die
charge of any labor which their owners may
undertake by contract. These are the boasted
results of the election of Democrats, as such
elections are viewed in - the south. We give
those who were duped into the'support of the
Breckenridgers at the late election, joy on their
Ws Lams from the Washington City Sunday
Chronicle, that a marked and a great decrease
is observable in the mortality among the sick
and wounded soldiers during the last fortnight,
in the hospitals of that city. Many who were
severely wounded are now in the enjoyment of
fine health, and on the unsurpassed heights of
the national metropolis are often seen cheer
fully promenading arid taking :advantage of
the invigorating health-inspiring breezes of
autumn. Let the friends of these bnive men
be consoled with an assurance that their physi
cians generally are skillful and attentive—the
nurses indefatigable—and that the patriotic
ladies of the District of Columbia glory in ren
dering unremitting comfort.
UNITED STAINS SENATOR FROM OHIO.-All those
who apprehend that the late Democratic victory
in Ohio will secure the election of a 'United
States Senator from the same party, to occupy
the seat of bluff old Ben Wade, will be relieved
on learning that the Legislature which brie this
duty to perform, was chosen last year.
IT le probable that Secretary Chase will "dis
continue receiving deposits of gold.
REAR YEIRE.E. DEMOCRATIC SOLDIERS
. late grand Union rally at Chicago,
Gen. Prentiss, Col. Lynch and Capt. Gregg,
all of whom have been prisoners since the
battle of Shiloh until within a few days, ad
dressed the immense audience. Gen. Prentiss
gave a long and , deeply interesting narrative
of the sufferings of himself and companions
in captivity, and the meanness and barbarism
of the rebels—more fully stated, but substan
tially the same as that he gave in his speech
Geo. Prentiss gave , his sentiments on political
matters as follows:
Lest I may be misunderstood la me tell you
Republicans, I am no Republican ; Democrats,
I am no Dmocrat. I am a soldier of my
country. [Prodigious cheering.] I hold in
my hand an Augusta paper, one of some thirty
or forty others I have in my po6session, with
articles similar to this one. [Cries: "Read it,
read it."] This is the Augusta Daily Constitu
tional, published in Augusta, Ga. It is the
oldest paper in the Southern States, the one
which has the greatest circulation,
looked upon, next to the Richmond Enquirer,:
as the organ of the Confederacy. It is a studied
effort of these people to divide us here in the
North, to have the West separate from the
East. They continually talk about this. They
say, "We like you Western men, for you fight
better than them cussed Yankees . ; we know
we can't whip you, but we can whip • the
Yankees two to one." This article is headed
"The Great West," and if it hurts any of you,
don't blathe me, for you voted that I should
"There is, however, evidently in the West,
and particularly in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois,
a strong opposition in the present war upon
the South. The tone of the press in those
States, the public meetings, and the Democratic
Omventione, all prove this conclusively This
feeling does not display itself as boldly opposed
to the war per as, but assumes the form of op
position to abolitionism, coercion and subjuga
tion. It would not be safe to exhibit it other
wise, fur in that event the iadividnale giving
expression to it would soon find themselves in
carcerated within the walls of some Yankee
Bastile, and their opposition thus speedily and
effectually crushed out. But by professing de
votion to the Union, the Constitution, and the
Administration of Abraham Lincoln, they can
organize thoroughly for work, and Vans secure
a way to triumph in the approaching fall elec
That article proceeds to the length of a col
umn in the same strain, alluding—for I will
mention the names—to Carlisle of Western Vir
ginia, Vorhees of Indiana, Richardson of Illi
nois, and Vallandigham of Ohio. [Sensation.]
Their papers are full of it. They look upon
you tender-footed souls as traitors to youPcoun.
try. Do you want to help these men to murder
your brothers and break np this Government?
If so, in the name of Heaven, let us know it,
and the Shiloh prisoners will send you down
South where you belong. We came home fully
determined to take all men by the hand who
think and feel as we do, that this rebellion
should be crushed.
ear ow sea
We are going to our homes in this State, and
we will tell the Government, the candidates,
and the voters, how we have been treated. It
may be denied in some quarters. I care not.
We are determined to tell the truth. Here
around me are many of these men, my com
rades, Republicans and Democrats, some of
whom went south as apologists for these men.
Some Missourians and elaveholders were with
me in prison. We all came home. Well, call
us abolitionists if you please, or anything else.
[Applause.] I tell you the slaves in the South
that we saw are better posted than the butter
nut gentry. Every little act of kindness that
these men received were from slaves. [Cheers.]
We have come home ready to use every power
that God bath given us, to put down this re
bellion. [Cheers.] To take their property,
to take their negroee, to take everything.
[Great and long continued applause.]
Col. Lynch spoke with great earnestness.
We give a short extract :
I hardly need tell you that I hare always
been a strong, uncompromising Democrat. I
have been an apologist for the southern people.
I pronounced the stories of their cruelties to be
gross fabrications. I considered the Abolition
iota and Republicans the enemies of the Union.
1 will not say to now.
While I was confined in the Madison prison
the officers were allowed but two rations per
day, those rations consisting of four ounces of
pork and a certain quantity of corn or hour
bread. This bread was made of meal and water
mixed and roasted.. It was first roasted on one
side and then on the other. It r was very hard
on the outside, (laughter) and very soft on the
inside. We used to pitch quoits with these
cakes. (Renewed laughter.) They pronounced
that gentlemanly, treatment? These were the
men I had been defending, the men I apolo_
gised for, the men I treated in a gentlemanly
manner at Denelson. I never suffered so much,
however, during my whole imprisonment, as I
did when I arrived at Washington and found
that there Were men in the north sympathising
with the rebels. The rebels are our open ene
miss. We know where to find them. These
northern enemies are vipers. They sting us
and we cannot find them to crush them. My
only platform is, "I love my country." I, as
you all know, have never been an Abolitionist.
I have turned negroes who came 'into my camp
over to their rebel masters. I cannot say that
I like a negro now ; but if it should be neces
sary, to save this glorious Union, I would fake a
regirand of niggera and march into Dixie. (Immense
applause.) Every party should be merged into
one. There should be no 4 Republicatu3, no Dem
ocrats. Every man should sacrifice his personal
feelings. I was opposed to Abraham Lincoln ;
I am now opposed to every man who opposes
Captain Gregg was equally emphaitc, We
give a single paragraph :
'1 his war must be carried on differently. This
Union must and shall be preserved whether the
"nigger" is preserved or not. [lmmense up
plains.] Why, the rebels spit upon your Con.
dilution. I hear it said up here, " you must
stand by the Constitution. "
Why, the rebels won't take that Constitution.
If you should hang Wendell Phillips and all oth
er Abolitionists to-morrow Jeff. Davis wouldn't
thank you for it. Why, me are all Aboligenists.
[Prolonged cheering.] I tell you,. I've been
through the mill, and I wish that every sympa
thizer in the North had to go through the same
mill. I wish they were compelled to go over
the tour I have. Ton may take my head for a
foot ball if they didn't change their notions. If
it were necessary to free every negro in the
South to save the Union, I would de it.
LIBERIA EX PEDITION. — Wednesday morning,
November 12th next, has been fixed neon for
the sailing from Baltimore, for Liberia, of the
packet Mary Caroline Stevens. The emigration
this fall will be almost exclusively from the
Northern States. The disturbed condition of
the country prevents the embarkation of per
sons from the border slave States, there being
upwards of one hundred alone offering from
Kentucky and Tennessee.
GYN. &NM arm lins„,l4So9lar, are . trijoying
themselves very pleasantly, receiving serenades
in the evening and taking pleasant 'drives in
the morning through Clentral Paek, New York
Vennevitoania Waitß telegrapt)lon/tap 'Afternoon, Ottobtir 27, )862
THE OFFICIAL RETURNS.
`We have endeavored for the last ten days to
obtain the official vote cast at the last election
for Auditor General and Surveyor General, but
we find it impossible to do so. At leut one dozen
counties have not yet forwarded their returns
to the Secretary's office, and until they are offi
cially received we shall refrain from printing
any figures on the subject. The army vote will
also be added, and then let the courts decide
whether men who do our fighting shall be de
prived of voting.
The vote cast in the different Congressional
and Legislative districts will also be published
as soon as the table is complete, with the army
vote added. This will show the true and relia
ble result s and as each body is the judge of the
qualification 'and electitin of its own members,
those bodiesieill also decide the legality of the
The following is a correct list o' the gentle
men elected to the next Legislature, viz :
Those marked thus 0 are the newly elected
First District—Philadelphia,--Jeremiah Nich
ols, U. B. ; Jacob E. Ridgway,* 11. R. ; 0. M.
Donovan, D. ; George Connel,* Q. R.
Second District---Chester and Delaware.—Ja
cob S. Berrill, D. El.
Third District— Montgomery.— John C.
Fourth District --Bucks. —William Kinsey, D.
Fifth District—Lehigh and Horthampton.—:-
George W. Stein, D.
Slith District—Berke.—Hiester, Clymer, D.
Seventh District--Schuylkill.—Bernard Reil
Eight District—Carben, Monroe, Pike and
Wayne.—Henry S. Mutt, D.
Hirai' District—Bradford, Susquehanna, Sul
livan and Wyoming.—William J. Tamil,'
Tenth District—Luzerne.—Jaaper B Stark,*
Eleventh District—Tioga, Potter, McKean
and Warren.—F. Smith,* U. R.
Twelfth District- Clinton, Lycoming, Centre
and Union.—Henry Johnson, U. R.
Thirteenth District—Snyder, Northumber
land, Montour and Columbia.—Frank Bound,
Fourteenth District —Cumb:rland Juniata
Perry and Miffiin.—Gleorge H. Bucher,° D. -
Fifteenth District—Dauphin and Lebanon—
AMOB R. Boughter, D. B.
Sixteenth District— Lancaster.—Wm. Hamil
ton, 11. R., John A. Heistand, 11. R.
Seventeenth District—York.—A. Heistand
Eighteenth District—Adams, tranklin and
Fulton —Wm. McShetry,* D.
Nineteenth District—Somerset, Bedford and
Huntingdon—Alexander Statzman t * U. B.
Twentieth District—Blair, Cambria and
Clearfield—W. A. Wallace,* D.
Twenty-first District—lndiana and Ai m
strong.—lfsnryWhite,* U. R.
Twenty-Second astrict—Westmoreland and
Fayetta.—Smith Fuller, U. R.
Twenty-third District—Washington and
Greene.—George V. Lawrence, U. R.
P. Penney, U. R . J. L. Graham,* U. R.
Twenty-filth District—Beaver and Butler.—
C. C. McCandless,* U. R.
Twenty-sixth District—Lawrence, Mercer
and Venango.—James H. Robinson, U. R.
Twenty-seventh District—Erie and Craw
ford.—Morrow B. Lowly, U. It.
Twenty-eighth District—Clarion, Jefferson,
Forest and Elk.—Charles L. Lamberton, D.
The following are the elections to the Penn
sylvania House of Representatives :
-Ist District—William Foster, U. R.
2d " Thomas J. Barger, D.
3d Samuel Josephs, D.
4th " Samuel C. Thompson, D.
6th " Joseph Moore, U. R.
6th " Richard Ludlow, D.
7th " Thu's. Cochran, U. R.
Bth " James N. Kern, U. R.
9th " Geo. A. Quigley, D.
10th " S. L. Pancoast, U. R.
11th" James W. Hopkins, D.
12th " Luke V. Sutphin, U. R.
13th " Francis McManus, D.
14th " Albert R. Schofield, D.
16th '• Win. F. Smith, U. It
16th " Edward G. Lee, U. R.
17th " Jefferson J. Young, D.
Delaware county— Chalkley Harvey, V. R.
Chester,—W. Windt°, U. R.; P. F. Smith, U.
R.; R. L. McClellan, U. R.
Montgomery—Dr. S. W. Wimley, D.; H. C.
Hoover, D.; Joseph Rex, D.
Bucks—L. B. Labar, D.; J. S. Boileau, D.
Northampton—D. C. Neiman, D., A. C.
Lehigh and Carbon—Samuel Camp, D., Thos.
Craig, Jr., D.
Monroe and Pike—George H. Rowland, D.
Wayne—Win. M. Nelson, D.
Luzerne—S. W. Trimmer, D., Peter Walsh,
D., Jacob Robinson, D.
Susquelianna—D. D. Warner, 11. R.
Bradford—Baitholomew Laporte, U.R. Dm
mer Lilly, U. R.
Wyoming, Sullivan, Columbia and Montour
—Geo. D. Jackson, D., Jno. 0. Ellis, D. '
Lycoming and Clinton—Tno. B. Beck, D.,
Amos C. Noyes, D.
Centre—R. F. Barron, D.
Mifflin—Hoknee McClay, U. IL
Union, SnYder and Juniata—Geo. W. Strong°,
U. IL, H. K. Ritter, U. R.
Northumberland-4 Woods Brown, D.
Schuylkill—Edward Kerns, D., Conrad tim
ber, D., Adam Wolf, D.
Dauphin—Thomas G. Fox, U. IL, Jas. Free
land, U. R.
Lebanon—G.,Dawson Coleman, U. R.
Berke—Wm. N. Potteiger, D., Chas. A. Kline,
D.,Daniel K. Weidner, D.
ancaster—Benjamin Champneys, U. R., H.
C. Lehman, U. 8., Nathaniel Mayer, U. B , H.
B. Bowman, U. R.
York—Jos. Dellone, D., A.. 0. Ramsey, P.
Cumberland—J. P. Rhoads, D.
Adarne—Henry J: Myers, a
Franklin and Fulton—WilliaM Horton, D.,
Jonathan Jacoby, D.
Bedford—John Cessna, D.
Somerset— U. R.
Huntingdon—A. W. Benedict, U. R.
Blair—B. A. MoMudd°, U. B
Cambria—Cyrus L. Pershing, D.
Indiana—J. W. Bustin, U. B.
Armstrong and Westmoreland--Jas. A. Mc
Cullough, D., Samuel Wakefield, D., Richard
Fayette—Daniel Kline, D.
Greene—Dr. Patton, D.
Washington—Wm. Hopkins, D., William
Glenn, D •
Allegheny—P. C. Shannon, A. Slack, Wm.
Hatchman, A. IL Gross, John GiMilan, al
Beaver and Lawreuce—Wm. Henry, U. R.;
W. White, 11. B.
Butler—H. W. Grant, 11. R., H. C. McCoy,
Mercer and Yesango—Jas. C. Brown , U. B,
M. C. Beebe, 11. B.
Clarion and Forest-W. T. Alexander; D.
Jefferson, Clearfield, McKean <and Elk-=Dr.
C. K. Early, D., J. C. Boyer, D.
Union Republican majority
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Crawford and Warren—H. C. Johnson, 11. R.,
W. D. Brown, 17 R.
Erie— Jno, P. Vincent, U. R., E. W. Twitch
ell, U. B.
Potter and Tioga—A. J. Armstead, 11. B , C.
A. Brown, 11. B.
Perry—John A. Magee, D.
Armstrong and Westmoreland,
Beaver and Lawrence
Carbon and Lehigh
Clarion and Forest
Clearfield, Jefferson, McKean and Elk. .... 2
Clinton and Lycoming
Columbia, Montour, Wyoming and
Franklin and Fulton .
Juniata, Union and Snyder
Mercer and Penang°
Monroe and Pike
Potter and Tioga
Democratic majority 8
ON JOINT BALLOT. •
Democratic majority, 1
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The Rebels in Poosession of the Ten
nesse Shore Opposite Island No, 10.
EitKAT ACTIVITY ARM THE REBELS
AN ATTACK HIPECTHD AT MOUNT HOLLY
SUFFERINGS, OF THE PEOPLE EAST
Galveston Bay in Possession of the
Galveston, Texas, occupied by Vedera
THE ELECTION IN ARKANSAS
Thti steamer Eugene from below, reports that
the rebels have possession of the Tennessee
shore opposite Island No. 10. The negroes of
Helena are unwilling to be sent north, neither
do they want to go back to slavery. They
readily consent to work for wages, and ar
rangemeuts are being made by which they are
to be paid fifty cents per day, except in cotton
picking, when they are to have seventy-five
ceuta. From several sources we hear of great
activity among the rebels in the vicinity of
Helena, Vicksburg and Holly Springs. They
evidently contemplate an attack soon, but at
what point is not known.
Joe Johnson is said to have twenty thousand
troops at Little Rock, and the number known
to be at Holly Springs is said to be about seventy
The rebels are crossing their forces from Ar
kansas and Mississippi at Vicksburg, and are
making every preparation for an attack at Hol•
ly Springs. The place is being strongly forti
filA rumor here to-night that they are moving
north, is probably incorrect.
The people east of Memphis, near German
town, are said to be sufferingtfor the necessaries
of life. Cetton is their only support, and this
has been all destroyed by guerillas.
The Federate have possession of Gloucester
Bay. This is admitted by the Grenada Appeal.
Flannegan is elected Governor of Arkansas
Lieut. Geo. Wißich, 20th Ohio, just in from
Bolivar and Jackson says it was reported atJaok
son on what seemed to be good authority;•that
Price had crossed the Hatchie with fifty thou
sand men and was marching in the direction of
Geu. Pillow is also reported in the same
neighborhood with 2,000 men this rumor is
onsidered highly probableby military author',
An accident on the Mississippi Central Rail
road at Duck Hill: Last Sunday two trains col
lided, causing the death of thirty-five men and
fifty wounded—most of them soldiers from va
rious southern regiments
. The c nscriptiou act is so vigorously enforced
in the south, that every man, says an officer
just from Vicksburg, under thirty-five years of
age is in the army.
'Cameo°, Oct. 26.—A. special dispatch from
Memphis to the Tribune says that the Houston
Telegraph extra of the 4th iust. confirms the
evacuation of Galveston.
It says the federal commander notified the
people that four days would be allowed for the
women and children to leave the city. On tie
eve of the last day the troops commenced evac
uating the city. Much conflation prevailed.
The city was occupied by the federals on the
The Grenada Appeal of the 20th says Van
dorn and Lovell are still at Holly Springs.
Rector has been badly beaten for Governor of
Arkansas, Flannegan leading him by a large
A frightful acJident occurred on the Missis
sippi Central Railroad below Ducksville station,
last Sunday, by the collision of two I.rains.
"There were 'thirty killed and nearly fifty
wounded, many of them fatally. Many of
them were soldiers. It was the result of care
• Cameco, 27.—A special dispatch from Mem
phis to the Trgoune„ dated the 25th inst., says an
alarming report prevails here that a times of
1,000 caxalry has stationed itself 9 mile from
here - on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad,
and taken possession of the line, establishing
their headquarters in the vicinity of Nonconat.
This is supposed to be the advance of a large
force having designs upon this city. Gen. Joe.
Johnson is said to be in charge of a large army
at Little Rock
CAIRO, Oct. 26.—A Federal force numbering
two hundred, with one piece of artillery, sta
tioned at Waverly, Tennessee, twenty miles
southward of Fort Done!son, were attacked by
a party of eight hundred rebels on Thursday
last. The latter were completely routed with
lose of twenty-four killed and twenty five cap
tured, and a large number of wounded. Our
loss was two killed and two wounded.
FROM FORTRESS MONROE
EXTRACTS TROY REBEL NEWSPAPERS.
Attack on the Charleston Railroad.
THE "ABOLITIONISTS" REPULSED
The Whereabouts of the Gunboat
FORTRZBS MONROIII, Oct. 25
The Richmond papers of the 23d contain the
ollowing : •
"The following dispatch was received yester
day from Savannah :
"The abolitionists attacked in force Poca taligo
and Coosawatchie yesterday. They were gal
lantly repulsed to their boats at Mackey's
Point and Bees. Creek Landin4
.by Col. W. L.
Walker, commanding the troops from here.
The enemy came in thirteen gunboats and
transports. The abolitionists left their dead
and wounded on the field.
(Signed) G. T. BEA.ITBEGARD,
Crum/mon, Oct. 23.—The enemy's gunboats
anchored below the Coosawatchie, and the ene
my have been driven to their boats.
The Richmono Examiner says McClellan is
falling back into Maryland, which move will
dishearten the north and open upon McClellan
the flood galas of abuse.
Important from Fortress
TWENTY THOUSAND REBELS AD
VANCING ON YORKTOWN.
Gen. Wise in Command.
The Main Body at New Kent Court
They Intend to Occupy the Works
WHIT WILL BE DONE TO CHECK THEM.
[Special Correspondence of The Press.),
News has just reached me through 21 source
in which I place full credence, th st Me rebel
General Wise is advancing on Yorktown with twenty
thousand men! His main body has reached New
Kent Court House. His army is composed en
tirely of conscripts. Ido not think they can
be depended on, or they would have been sent
to the assistance of Lee or Johnson.
If there is anything in a name, the rebel
general will show it by wisely keeping beyond
the reach of the slumbering lions, that lie
crouched upon our ramparts at Yorktown.
In my opinion, it is the intention of the
rebels at present merely to re-occupy the works
in front of Williamsburg—a position which,
with very little skill, can be made equally as
strong as that at Yorktown. This would ren
der an advance of ours in that direction one of
no ordinary magnitude.
THEIR COMM= TO BB INORZAMED.
Quito, Oct. 26
This advantage secured, and West Point and
the Rappahannock in their undisturbed posses
sion, they hope to renew their contraband
traffic with their Baltimore friends during the
coming winter. The smuggling of the latter
will amply compensate them for the temporary
suspension of their foreign trade,_„during the
Can anything be done, and if anything,
what, to foil this bold movement? In my
opinion, it can be thwarted by sending a small
but well disciplined force up the river to occu
py a position perpendicular to the rebel base,
and under the protection of our gunboats.
This movement would be hailed with delight
by many in the 4th corps, and would, doubt
less, have a beneficial effect on the heatlh of
the garrison generally, which is susceptible of
The Union forces at Yorktown are under the
command of Major General Naglee, of your
city—a talented officer, in whom his associates
have every confidence. His command embraces
a force of men, and at lease three batteries
of artillery—the precise number I withhold for
prudential reasons. The position W Very
strong, in thorough order of defence, and con
sidered impregnable. Wise is as thoroughly
aware of these facts as your correspondent, and
I regard it improbable that he will attempt to
take the fortifkation by storm, or even by a
siege at present.
AVAILABLE UNION FORCES IN ME VICINITY 07
The staunch gunboat Valley City cruises in
the neighborhood, and in case of an attack
will co-operate with the land forces.
" The brigade of troops garrisoning the Glou
cester Point batteries, including a fine battery
of artillery, the 104th Pennsylvania, and the
100th New York regiments, can be used effec
tively against the enemy, at five minutes'
notice, if required.
In addition to this, Yorktown, as all your
readers are 'aware, is but a short distance from
this point, while we have quite an army at Suf
folk, under, command of Major General Peck.
Look out for active times.
FORMERS MONROE, Oct. 24.—The steamer
John A. Warner left here last evening with a
flag of truce, for Aiken's Landing. She was
expected to remain till the steamboat Express
=rived with some three hundred Confederate
prisoners from Washington for Richmond; but
owing to some misunderstanding the Express
arrival at noon to-day, without the prisoners,
and laden with grain and meal. The Warner
will be due here to-morrow from Aiken's land
ing, and is expected to bring down several hun
dred paroled Union prisoners.
BOSTON, Oct. United, tates gunboat
Keareage, left Gibraltar on-Sept. 30th for the
/sores in search of the rebel pirate 290,-other
wise known as the Alabama.
OF THE ENEMY
FORTRESS MONROE, Oct. 24
A WARNING TO WISE
WHAT THE REBELS DESIGN
WHAT WE OAN DO AGGRESSIVELY
WHAT WE OAN DO DIEBEEITZET
PURSUIT OF THE PIRATE 290
PROJECTED OPERATIONS OF TEE ARMY
An'Active Campaign About to Open,
WABHINGTON, OCt. 26
The indications in all quarters are such as to
give assurance that but. the army and the
navy will not much longer remain inactive,
but will commence a plan of operations pro
mising the accomplishment of the most impor
tant results. The preparations for this purpose
are nearly completed, and to such au extent as
to preclude the probability of failure, and to
answer all demands from public and private
sources for a mote vigorous prosecution of the
war, with a view to the prompt suppression of
The appointment of General Rosecraus to the
command of which General Buell has just been
relieved, is owing to the vigor but recently so
canspiculously displayed by him, and as a com
pliment to his qualities as a soldier. Equal
energy and ability will be expected of all en
trusted with similar important duties, and there
is also authority for stating that the Adminis
tration is determined that further injurious de
lays shall no longer be a subject of general com
The programme includes, of course, an early
movement of the army of the Potomac.
There have b. en several reconnoissances dur
ing the past week on the southern side of the
Potomac, and much valuable information ob
tained concerning the positions of the enemy,
and Gainesville, New Baltimore, Haymarket,
Thoroughfare Gap, Homilies, Stafford Springs,
Warrenton Junction, Manassas Junction, and
other places were within their field of observa
Our troops had occasional skirmishes, and
both bides lost a few men in killed, wounded,
and prisoners. A scouting party, who return
ed to General Sigel's hi adquarters last night,
report that the rebel General Mumford, with a
force of 1,600, was at Purcellville, about twelve
miles west of Leesburg, on the road to Snicker's
Gap. A large patrol of the enemy is at Lees
burg, Middleburg, and Waterford.
THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
The letter of year Harper's Ferry correspon
dent, "Special," is endorsed by gentlemen in
high official position here. An advance of
Heintzelman and Sigel to Gordonsville or Char
lotteville, to cut the enemy's communication,
accompanied by General Cox's advance over
the Bine Ridge, and General Peck's attack
upon Petersburg, seems to be the plan adopted.
McClellan is bending every effort to the organ
ization of these forces, all of which will be un
der his command.
I have the highest authority when I say that
the Administration intended to leave General
McClellan untrammelled, and will allow him
every facility to carry out his plans as he wishes.
The President has taken the matter into his
own hands, and has given the assurance that
the original stipulation of no outside interfer
ence shall be religiously kept.
The Rebels Retreating to Gordonsville
WASHINGTON, OCt. 26
The reconnoissance from General Sigel's
command to Leesburg discovered that the rebel
Gen. Mumford is there, with 1,500 men and
Another reconnoissance to Thoroughfare Gap
discovered a small rebel force at New Baltimore.
The enemy is also reported at Warrenton,
consisting of 2,000 cavalry, some infantry, and
HARPER'S FERRY, Oct. 25. [Special dispatch
to the New York Herald.] The rebel pickets
disappeared from our front last night. The
evidences that the enemy is moving towards
Gordonsville multiply. For four days large
wagon trains have been leaving Winchester,
and large camps have been established at Front
Wsaimierrow, Oct. 25. [Special to the New
York Times.]The rebels are generally believed to
be rapidly retreating southward. Their pickets
have disappeared in front of our lines. They
evacuated Martinsburg, after destroying the
FROM SAN FRANCISCO.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26
Uneasiness is felt on the account of the non
arrival of the steamer Golden Age from Pana
ma, which is now thirty-six hours over due.
Trade continued light throughout the past
week—stocks of dry goods, carpeting, etc.,
moving low. Fifty bales of drills were shipped
for Boston per Sea Lark, which cleared on Fri
day. The British steamer Lionmouth is char
tered for China.
A boiler exploded yesterday in the National
Flouring Mill on Market street, killing four
men and wounding several, a.nd damaging the
mill to the amount of ten thousand dollars.
A quicksilver lode has been discovered with
in two miles of San Francisco, which prospects
rich and appears extensive. The discovery was
accidental while excavating hills toprepare to
lay down the pipes for the Spring Valley Water
DAVIES—VAN HORN—On Oct. 27, 1862,
by the Bay. Franklin Moore, NEWTON H.
DAVIES to Amin E. VAN HORN, both of that
On. the 25th inst., MTS. ELIZKBETH Eimetnt,
in the 70th year of her age.
The friends of the family are requested to
attend her funeral from the residence of he
husband, Valentine Hummel, Sr., at 10 o'clock
A. M., on Tuesday. oct27 dm&elt
QILAS WARD has removed his Music and
OFrame Store from Market Square to No. 12,
N.Third St., a few doors above Market, store re
cently occupied by Mr. Duncan, where he wilibe
happy to see his friends and the public gener
ally. For sale—Steinway's celebrated Pianos,
Melodeons and every article of musical mer
chandise at city prices. oct27 dtf
viT ALL PAPER AND WINDOW SHADES.
Vl' Henry C. Shaffer has a large lot of
Wall Paper and . Window Shades on hand,
which will be sold very low. Call and examine.
Paper hanging personally attended to.
oct27 No. 12 Market St., near the Bridge.
ATWO-STORY BRICK HOUSE ; with
back building, situated on Cumberland street, near
Also, one on Pennsylvania d ‘ vertle, above Cumberland
street. Apply t. Dr. A. D. RI:FIRER/OAD,
0ct27.111w Front street.
NOTICE TO DE AL 1..1t-S IN GIINPOW
DER.—Mr. „James li. Wheeler having
withdrawn from the agency for the sale of our
Gunpowder in Harrisburg, we have appointed
Major David M'Cormick our agent, who will
be prepared to furnish all Mr. Wheeler's ens
towers as usual.
E. L DIIPCiNT DE NEMOUR 8t CO.